Category Archives: Chelsea Fringe Talks

A series of talks on History, Health and Green Spaces at King’s College London

The Chelsea Historical Pageant in the Old Ranelagh Gardens
Wednesday 21st May 2014
7pm in the History Department on the 8th floor of the Strand Campus, King’s College London

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Dr Tom Hulme, research associate for ‘The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain, 1905-2016’, will talk about the wildly popular historical pageantry movement in the Edwardian period, with a focus on the Chelsea Historical Pageant in 1908 and its relationship to the gardens in which it took place. After a short presentation, including lots of original photographs, there will be a Q&A session with the audience.

Refreshments will be available. This event is FREE. Bookinga place using the link here would be helpful but you are welcome to just come along on the day:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-the-chelsea-historical-pageant-in-the-old-ranelagh-gardens-tickets-11601639817


Therapeutic Landscapes: Past and Present
Wednesday 28th May 2014
7pm in the History Department on the 8th floor of the Strand Campus, King’s College London

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Jane Knight, Landscape Architect at the Eden Project, Cornwall, and Dr Clare Hickman, author of Therapeutic Landscapes: A History of Hospital Gardens in England since 1800, will discuss the importance of gardens in healthcare settings, both today and in the past. After short presentations by the speakers, there will be a Q&A session with the audience so come and take part in the discussion.

Refreshments will be available. This event is FREE. Booking a place using the link here would be helpful but you are welcome to just come along on the day: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-therapeutic-landscapes-past-present-tickets-11601683949


Healthy Landscapes: Public Parks and Medicine
Wednesday 4th June 2014
7pm in the History Department on the 8th floor of the Strand Campus, King’s College London

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Dr Katy Layton-Jones, author of the National Review of Research Priorities for Urban Parks, Designed Landscapes and Open Spaces for English Heritage, and Dr Clare Hickman, Wellcome Research Fellow in History of Medicine & Humanities, will explore the relationship between public green spaces and ideas about health and disease. This session will be chaired by Tom Hulme, and there will be plenty of time for discussion following short presentations from the speakers so do come and ask questions.

Refreshments will be available. This event is FREE. Booking a place using the link here would be helpful but you are welcome to just come along on the day: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-healthy-landscapes-public-parks-medicine-tickets-11601695985

 

 

 

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Coming soon…

We are still in the development stages for the talks but we plan to have three discussion events at King’s College London during the 2014 Chelsea Fringe. These will explore the role of green spaces for health in urban environments, the importance of therapeutic spaces attached to healthcare buildings and the use and significance of gardens as part of the history of pageants. Watch this space!

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